Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Moon Gardens

So I just realized this year that Prairie Nursery has greatly expanded their selection of gardens this year. One of which is call the "Moon" Garden. And I can't help but wonder if this is a friendly poke at Prairie Moon Nursery which doesn't have such a selection.

Not that this matters much. Moon Gardens consist of white or pale colored flowering plants which glow in the moon light at night. I think this is an over rated concept. Though it would be neat to see whether any of the plants bloom with the lunar cycle at all. Often white flowering plants are fragrant and pollinated by moths at night. From what I can gather online these gardens tend to focus more on having water features, nick knacks, stone work and such to go along with the plants.

I'm tempted to propose a Sun Garden but typically prairies are already over saturated with yellow flowering plants, especially in late summer.